The Tower capture mechanics seem heavily weighted towards the capturing companies. 1000 pts / (30 pts/5 seconds) is 167 seconds IF you have 30 folks in the control zone the whole time, and with a single character it is 5000 seconds (83 minutes 20 seconds) - but the # of points does not get reduced unless there are ZERO characters from that company in the control zone...
"Their number of factors is odd" - and if you phrase that as the number of whole divisors including 1 and the number itself then it automatically includes 1 as an open door without it having to be considered as an exception... ;-)
Also, you need to be more specific than just "two of the same factors" since you could have, for example, 2 x 2 x 3 (two of the same factors...) or 3 x 3 x 4 - so it would have to be something like"has only factors that occur twice" or maybe "have two of each of its factors"
That makes it a little easier to see that the door is opened and closed the same number of times too.
It's a good puzzle!
Those which have an odd number of whole divisors (including 1 and itself)
Open doors: 1 4 9 16 25, heh this looks familiar
<kabal> Bunibuni wrote:
Aw dang it! Apparently you have to belucky enough to either know this washappening, or to have read a post about it soon enough - 'cause it appears to be over now...
Caldeathe Baequiannia wrote:
I must refer back to the phrase "High-powered politicians..." :-)
Mind you, no one is saying that they are bad people!
<Kabal> Pexx wrote:
Well, if I know that at least one is honest, then I must be lying to myself... ;-)
Either way, it's a trick question, and I think Pexx must have some Gnome blood in him.
«Kabal» Hedrik Holiday wrote:
Huzzah! Now I really DO have chevrons in my alias name!